• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Why join the network?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making.
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Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making.

Evidence 2016

Evidence 2016 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will be held from 20-22 September 2016 at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

New case study on information literacy for urban service planning in Nigeria

August 26, 2016

A VakaYiko grant supported a Lagos-based public policy think tank the Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) to improve information literacy for urban planning and delivery at local government level in Nigeria. The Improving Information Literacy for Urban Service Planning and Delivery Project (INFO-LIT) aimed to strengthen the understanding and use of evidence by local […]

Vacancy: Twede Mbele Administrator

Twende Mbele is a multi-country programme aiming to strengthen National Evaluation Systems of African countries. It currently consists of government partners from three different countries (South Africa, Benin and Uganda), CLEAR Anglophone Africa, and the African Development Bank. It is coordinated by The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results Anglophone Africa. Twende Mbele seeks […]

African health ministers are in agreement on implementing a global strategy

August 25, 2016

Ministers of Health of the 47 countries in the African Region agreed on priority actions to step up actions towards implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030 during the 66th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa.  The Ministers committed to ensure the implementation of the […]